Women break records in US election

Women break records in US election

Image caption L-R Democrat Sharice Davids, Republican Susan Hutchison and Democrat Rashida Tlaib, who is almost certain to be the first Muslim woman in Congress More women candidates than ever will contest US governorships and House seats in November’s mid-term elections. After Tuesday’s primaries across four states, there are now 11 female nominees for governor…

Women awarded $4.7bn in talc cancer case

Women awarded $4.7bn in talc cancer case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Johnson & Johnson says the safety of its talcum powder is supported by decades of scientific evidence Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7bn (£3.6bn) in damages to 22 women who alleged that its talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in the US…

Iranian women dance for arrested teen

Iranian women dance for arrested teen

Image copyright Maedeh Hozhabri/Instagram Women in Iran have posted videos of themselves dancing online, in support of a teenager who was arrested. Maedeh Hojabri had gathered thousands of followers on Instagram with videos of herself dancing to Iranian and Western pop music. On Friday, state TV broadcast Ms Hojabri’s apparent confession. Social media users shared…

Women in Saudi Arabia can now drive legally after the kingdom lifted its longstanding ban

Women in Saudi Arabia can now drive legally after the kingdom lifted its longstanding ban

Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital’s busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Associated Press/Nariman El-Mofty RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets…

Saudi women prepare for end of driving ban

Saudi women prepare for end of driving ban

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Families previously had to hire private drivers to transport female relatives Saudi women are to be allowed to drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) after a ban comes to an end. The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month.…

England women make highest T20 total – hours after New Zealand set record

England women make highest T20 total – hours after New Zealand set record

Highlights: Best shots as England post T20 record score Women’s T20 tri-series, Taunton: England 250-3 (20 overs): Beaumont 116, Wyatt 56 South Africa 129-6 (20 overs): Van Niekerk 72, Brunt 2-18 England won by 121 runs Scorecard England made the highest total in women’s Twenty20 internationals as they beat South Africa – only hours after…